Surf Coast Shire

Surf Coast Shire Mayor Cr Rose Hodge
Surf Coast Shire Mayor Cr Rose Hodge

The 2016 election result for Surf Coast Shire suggested that the community was generally happy with their councilors with all existing councilors who stood being returned. Since then, two councilors have resigned causing a countback and a by-election.

The VEC undertook a subdivision review of Surf Coast Shire and handed down their final report on 8 April 2020. The proposed boundary changes involve decreasing the size of Torquay and Winchelsea wards and increasing the size of Anglesea and Lorne wards.

The 2020 election will use the proposed boundaries for the first time subject to approval from the local government minister.


This map features the new ward boundaries for 2020:

Wards and Candidates

Torquay (Surf Coast)

8 candidates, 4 vacancies. Torquay (Surf Coast) electorate profile and candidates

Paul BarkerLiberal DemocratsView
David BellIndependentView
Martin DukeIndependentView
Rose HodgeIndependentView
Liz PattisonIndependentView
Monica WinstonIndependentView
Kate GazzardGreensView
Amber PotterIndependentView

Anglesea (Surf Coast)

5 candidates, 2 vacancies. Anglesea (Surf Coast) electorate profile and candidates

Mike BodsworthIndependentView
Raylene FordhamIndependentView
Tony RevellIndependentView
Libby StapletonIndependentView
Liz WoodIndependentView

Winchelsea (Surf Coast)

4 candidates, 2 vacancies. Winchelsea (Surf Coast) electorate profile and candidates

Adrian SchonfelderIndependentView
Heather WellingtonIndependentView
James McIntyreIndependentView
Tony PhelpsIndependentView

Lorne (Surf Coast)

1 candidates, 1 vacancy. Lorne (Surf Coast) electorate profile and candidates

Gary AllenIndependentView

Subdivision Review

The subdivision review was completed by the VEC on Wednesday 8 April 2020. Read more on the VEC website.

Summary of Changes

Ward (councillors)Old BoundariesNew Boundaries
Anglesea (2)6,903 -10.09%7,235 -5.76%
Lorne (1)3,349 -12.76%4,117 +7.25%
Winchelsea (2)7,619 -0.76%7,411 -3.47%
Torquay (4)16,678 +8.62%15,786 +2.81%

You can view each ward below with the old boundaries in grey and the proposed new boundaries for this election in purple: